Engineering Science (ESC)

ESC 100. Engineering Computer Applications and Design. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides the student with basic skills in the use of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), word-processing, spreadsheets, and computer math software. Students will be divided into teams to solve an engineering related design problem. They will need to conceptualize and build their project/product, and prepare and present a report. They will utilize the computer and applications software they have learned in the class as a tool in preparation and presentation of their report.
Prerequisites: MTH 140 or higher and Reading Proficiency.

ESC 101. Scientific Computer Programming. 3 Credit Hours.

This course emphasizes instruction in computer programming language to solve engineering problems. Instruction will include such topics as study of digital computer systems, programming techniques, program structure, coding, execution, debugging and verification of programs. Computer laboratory exercises will be conducted to analyze, interpret and synthesize engineering data.
Prerequisites: MTH 160 (A, B or C) or higher and Reading Proficiency.

ESC 200. Engineering Circuits I. 4 Credit Hours.

This is a problem-solving course that develops analytical skills important for all engineering disciplines as well as fundamental circuit theory for electrical engineers. The course covers circuit elements and the fundamental laws governing their behavior, network theorems, and analysis techniques, including transient responses. Circuit simulation using computer models and practical circuit testing are included in the laboratory work. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: PHY 122, concurrent enrollment in MTH 230 and Reading Proficiency.

ESC 201. Engineering Circuits II. 4 Credit Hours.

This is a problem solving course that develops analytical skills important for all engineering disciplines as well as all fundamental circuit theory for electrical engineers. The course covers sinusoidal AC circuit analysis (including AC power and three-phase systems, mutual inductance and transformers, complex frequency, and filters. The primary focus of this course is on phasors and frequency-domain responses. Laboratory work will include circuit simulation using computer models, as well as practical limitations of these models. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: ESC 200 and Reading Proficiency.

ESC 203. Engineering Mechanics I. 3 Credit Hours.

Application of the principles of mechanics to the solution of engineering problems involving particles and systems in equilibrium. Topics include force systems in equilibrium, centers of gravity, friction, moments of inertia. Where appropriate, vector analysis is used.
Prerequisites: PHY 122 and Reading Proficiency.

ESC 204. Engineering Mechanics II. 3 Credit Hours.

Application of the principles of mechanics to the solution of engineering problems involving particle and rigid body motion. Topics include linear, curvilinear relative motion, energy, impulse, and momentum. Where appropriate, vector methods are used.
Prerequisites: ESC 203 and Reading Proficiency.

ESC 205. Mechanics of Materials. 3 Credit Hours.

Application of principles of mechanics to engineering problems of strength and stiffness. Topics include stress, strain, thin cylinders, beams, torsion, columns, and combined stresses at a point.
Prerequisites: ESC 203 and Reading Proficiency.

ESC 206. Strength of Materials Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This is the laboratory component of the Mechanics of Materials course (ESC 205). Students will perform tension, compression, shear, torsion, bending, and hardness tests on various materials in a materials testing laboratory. The students will be required to document their test data and write reports summarizing the test and results.
Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior enrollment in ESC 205 and Reading Proficiency.

ESC 207. Engineering Thermodynamics. 3 Credit Hours.

Energy transformations and the relation of energy to the states of matter. Fundamental laws, concepts and modes of analysis which underlie all applications of energy conversion in engineering.
Prerequisites: MTH 230, PHY 223 and Reading Proficiency.